Dina Giles Flooring November 24th, 2018 - 03:02:26
Self-stick vinyl is a great flooring option. It's affordable, durable and comes in a variety of styles, they're, also highly resistant to dents, stains and scuffs. So today we're going to go over how you can install self-stick, vinyl tiles, most vinyl tiles sold today has a peel and stick backing it's a good product that makes the job of installation a little easier, which is why homeowners love it. It's important to point out that vinyl flooring must be used in a temperature controlled environment before, during and after installation, in fact not acclimating.
The products for 48 to 72 hours in the room of installation may result in the failure of the adhesive installation requires that you first properly prepare the sub floors before laying the tiles the adhesive is already on the back of the tile all ready to go. Let's do this all right. The first step is surface preparation. Self-Stick vinyl tiles can be installed over a variety of subfloors, including concrete plywood or sheet vinyl. No matter what the surface it must be free of old, adhesive, moisture and dust. It must be smooth before any tile installation for porous floors like concrete or wood. You'll need a latex floor primer.
The primer must dry completely before any installation occurs. Step 2 is where we'll plan out the installation, with the backing still on the tile begin mapping out your tiles start by identifying the center of the room measure out the length and width of the room and draw guidelines from the center of each wall. Using a chalk line use the intersection of your lines to find the center of the room. This is a crucial step and we'll make sure you have enough tiles to finish the room, make sure all tiles are from the same lot and batch mixing tiles and planks can cause visual inconsistencies. Step 3 place.
The tiles from the center out start to place your tiles avoid space at the edges of the room by adjusting the arrangement of the tiles you don't want less than 6 inches to step 4 peel the backings and apply the tiles remove the backing from the first placed Tile in the center of the room press it down firmly to keep the work area clean, have a trash bag or small can handy. While you work to collect the release papers as they're removed, the next tile should be installed tightly against to the edge of the initial tile install the remaining tiles in a step pattern working one section at a time, step 5 fix any end tiles. It's possible that the last tile in a row may need to be cut to fit trim the tile by placing it over the last full tile then place.